College Hoops Player of the Day for Sunday, November 17, 2013
Opening the season with three straight losses, the Boston College Eagles got their first win with an 82-79 win over Florida Atlantic
Needing every bit of Olivier Hanlon's season-high 38 points, BC scored the win in the second round of the 2K Sports Classic at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Hanlon, a 6'4" sophomore guard, was 11-for-19 from the floor, knocking down four of 10 three-pointers. He also canned 12 of 14 from the line, scoring 15 of his 38 points in the final 8:53 of the game.
Hanlon's scoring deluge ties Pendarvis Williams of Norfolk State and Drake's Richard Carter for the most points in a single game this season.
A career high of 41 points was put up by Hanlon in the opening round of last season's ACC tournament, an 84-64 win over Georgia Tech.
Boston College's leading scorer, Hanlon is averaging 24.5 points per outing, after going for 15.4, on average, last season.
The Eagles will be looking for their second consecutive win when they meet #19 UConn, Thursday night.
NOTABLE: #12 North Carolina was stunned by Belmont, 83-80, Sunday, in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, when J.J. Mann dropped in a three-pointer with 13.1 seconds left. It was the first defeat of the season for the 2-1 Tar Heels. Belmont, out of the Ohio Valley conference, improved to 3-1.